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Coffee Break with Liz and Kate

Coffee Break with Liz and Kate
It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for the recipe of the week. This week’s recipe for Parmesan Garlic Biscuits is so easy and so delicious, the troops will have this one gone before you know it. I served mine along side lasagna, but these yummy pull apart biscuits would go great with practically any meal. Ingredients: 3 tbs. butter, melted1/4 tsp. celery seed2 cloves garlic, minced12 oz. tube refrigerated biscuits2 tbs. grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Coat the bottom of a 9″ pie plate with butter; add celery seeds and garlic. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Arrange biscuits on top of butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes. Other recipes Bookmark & Share Filed under: Headline, Let's Eat · Tags: better home magazine, coffee break, coffeebreak, easy biscuit recipes, food, parmesan garlic biscuits, pull apart biscuits, recipes

Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mints | The Family Kitchen Girl Scout cookie season is here (they go on sale Friday)! In no time at all, you’ll see little green and brown vested tots selling their sweet wares in front of grocery stores, around your neighborhood, through church, and work, and school. Girl Scout cookies have been a fundraiser for the Girl Scout association for years. Their cookie recipes are top secret and totally delicious. Caramel deLit Samoa’s, chocolatey Thin Mints, peanut buttery Do Si Do’s. No matter which you like best, one thing is for sure, you’re sure to like one of the Girl Scout offerings. Here, we’ve taken the flavors of the classic Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and recreated them in our kitchen. Homemade Chocolate-Thin Mint Cookies Cocoa Wafer Cookies3 T. butter 1 egg white 1/4 c. brown sugar pinch of Baking Soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 c. cocoa powder 1/2 c. flour (plus 1/4 c.) 2 drops pure peppermint oil Combine all ingredients together.

Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money It seems like everyone’s discovered Pinterest this week! Alongside the countless posts dissecting its userbase over, sideways, and under have been a series of stories about how it’s “secretly” “monetizing” — a fact unearthed when LLSocial revealed that the startup was using a service called SkimLinks in order to drive affiliate revenue from purchases that originated on Pinterest. Some reporters ( ourselves included ) used this opportunity to imply that Pinterest had funded itself through affilate revenue for two years and then ditched the service after it received serious venture capital — provoking an interesting counterpoint article in the WSJ about “Pinterest’s Rite of Web Passage—Huge Traffic, No Revenue.” The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal, admittedly not knowing the company’s financials, takes issue with the WSJ, and postulates that Pinterest could rake in $45 million in annual revenue using affiliate links with its current traffic. Madrigal’s logic: Image via

The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches If we had to choose one simple comfort food to eat for the rest of our lives, it would be grilled cheese. Sure we would eventually have to pay for two airline seats and purchase a Neti Pot to keep our nostrils clear, but you know what, it’d be worth it. If you’re in the same boat, here are The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that you can cook up and enjoy too. Sweet Hot Mustard and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese If you haven’t swam in the delicious waters of sweet hot mustard before, it’s high time you got your feet wet. Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese The only thing better than cheese is more cheese (see: Stuffed Crust Pizza). Shiitake Mushroom and Chipotle Grilled Cheese Any recipe that ends with, “Serve with a cold beer,” is good in our book. Roasted Beet and Chevre Grilled Cheese The name of this sandwich sounds far fancier than the amount of work you’ll put in making it. Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich The Flatiron Curveball!

Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers | recipegirl.com Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers I’m not much of a camper. My husband often takes my son on camping trips, and I happily stay behind and thank the gods for our bug-free house, cozy bed and well-stocked kitchen. Here’s the How To: Thaw out a box of Puff Pastry, and cut along the fold lines to make 6 large rectangles. Layer 1/4 of a whole graham cracker, a piece of milk chocolate bar and a spoonful of peanut butter on one side of the Puff Pastry. Wet the edges with water (dip your finger in water and gently touch along the edge), fold over the filling ingredients and press edges together. Transfer filled turnovers to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and brush with egg wash. Use a sharp knife to cut a couple of slits in the top of each turnover (to allow steam to escape while baking). Bake at 400 degrees F. until golden (about 15 minutes). Scoop marshmallow creme into a zip baggie and microwave it for about 8 seconds. Here’s the S’More’s Turnover- deconstructed…

Crazy Domestic: Melted Snowman Cookies I saw a picture of these the other day on Allrecipes.com and thought it was such a cute idea, I had to try it. After googleing it, I found a good tutorial on Stacy's Sweet Shop. I modified a few things to make it more simple for me (less homemade more store bought). To see the original Melted Snowman Cookie, and meet the inventor herself, go check out Meaghan (great name) @ The Decorated Cookie! Here's what I used: •1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix•10 large marshmallows•Betty Crocker Cookie Icing (white and orange)•Wilton Decorating Icing Tubes in Black, Red, Green, Blue and Pink***it would have been a lot cheaper if I had just made the icing myself, see Stacy's tutorial for a good recipe)*** Here's what I did: •Mix cookie mix according to directions, or prepare your favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe, then just grab a golf ball sized chunk and squish it down until it's about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. To have your ideas featured on Crazy Domestic, click HERE

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pulls, a sweet pull apart bread. In the post I mentioned a savory cheesy version. I had several requests for the cheesy bread recipe. Well, you asked for it, you got it! I went with a cheddar bacon ranch bread. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. 1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread 8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions.

Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies Hellooooo, good lookin’! What a way to start the week! :) Last weekend as we were exploring Blue Ridge, GA, we stopped by this charming little bakery. They had all kinds of delicious looking homemade brownies. I used this recipe from Picky Palate for Ice Cream Sundae Brownies. Cookies and cream ice cream, chocolate chips, and hot fudge… It all gets added to the brownie mix! This thick batter is perfect for layering.. nothing is going to sink to the bottom here! Oh, baby. Come to mama. Layering the Oreos whole is totally the way to go! All these babies need is a big, huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. I think I’ll get on that. ;) Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies 1 box Brownie Mix eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix) 1 heaping half cup (6 oz) Cookies & Cream ice cream 1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp) 1 pkg Oreos (regular, Double or Mega Stuffed! Preheat oven according to directions on the box and spray an 8×8 baking dish generously with cooking spray.

The 9/11 dogs in retirement Their eyes say it all Moxie, 13, from Winthrop, Massachusetts, arrived with her handler, Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center on the evening of September 11 and searched the site for eight days Tara, 16, from Ipswich, Massachusetts, arrived at the World Trade Center on the night of the 11th. The dog and her handler Lee Prentiss were there for eight days Kaiser, 12, pictured at home in Indianapolis, Indiana, was deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11 and searched tirelessly for people in the rubble Bretagne and his owner Denise Corliss from Cypress, Texas, arrived at the site in New York on September 17, remaining there for ten days Guinness, 15, from Highland, California, started work at the site with Sheila McKee on the morning of September 13 and was deployed at the site for 11 days Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on September 24, working the night shift for five days Charles Mayfield Did you like this?

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